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Connaught responds to OFT claims

Social housing contractor Connaught has responded to being named by the Office of Fair Trading as part of the organisation's investigation into alleged bid rigging in the construction industry.

In a statement the firm said: "Connaught notes today's announcement by the Office of Fair Trading regarding the release of statements of objections to 112 companies in the construction sector.

Connaught was contacted by the OFT in 2007 in relation to a small number of tenders in one of its subsidiary companies dating back to 2000.

The tenders represent a very small proportion of the bidding activity of the Group during that period.

The Group has strict guidelines and controls in place relating to its tendering process to ensure full compliance with competition law, and is cooperating fully with the OFT.